Dh35 million worth of drugs hidden in dhow boat seized in Sharjah

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Dh35 million worth of drugs hidden in dhow boat seized in Sharjah

 

SHARJAH – Dh35  million worth of crystal meth and heroin hidden in a dhow boat were seized during a raid by Sharjah Police.

Officers found the drugs in dozens of plastic containers that were stashed under wooden panels in the vessel. The drugs weighed a total of 215.9kg.

Police were alerted about the illegal shipment after a tip-off from an undercover source. An anti-narcotics team then raided the dhow boat after its arrival in Sharjah’s Port Khalid last week.

“After the boat arrived, all legal procedures were taken, and our team raided the boat and found large quantities of drugs hidden in places between the wood panels under the deck of the boat,” said Lt. Col. Majid Al Asam, director of the anti-narcotics department at Sharjah Police.

The raid netted 209kg of crystal meth and 6.9kg of heroin. Police also arrested six Asian suspects during the drug bust.

“Investigations are still ongoing to find out the identities of those who were suppose to receive the drugs,” said Lt Col Al Asam.

The suspects have been referred to the Public Prosecution for legal action. ICA/Expat Media


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